Cold War Era

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Naval Aviator recalls the barricade landing where an F-4 slid off the deck of the carrier after its main landing gear sliced through the bottom cable of the barricade rendering the netting useless
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
Naval Aviator recalls the barricade landing where an F-4 slid off the deck of the carrier after its main landing gear sliced through the bottom cable of the barricade rendering the netting useless
The only two-seat Warthog ever built: the story of the YA-10B (formerly Night/Adverse Weather A-10)
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
The only two-seat Warthog ever built: the story of the YA-10B (formerly Night/Adverse Weather A-10)
A-12 pilot tells the story of when to keep the Oxcart project secret CIA stored in boxes A-12 spy planes and moved them from Skunk Works production site to Area 51
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
A-12 pilot tells the story of when to keep the Oxcart project secret CIA stored in boxes A-12 spy planes and moved them from Skunk Works production site to Area 51
The story of the US Navy P-3 pilot who was able to land his Orion with two engines out on the same wing
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
The story of the US Navy P-3 pilot who was able to land his Orion with two engines out on the same wing
Royal New Zealand Air Force A-4 pilot who fired warning shots across the bow of a Taiwanese squid boat retires after more than 60 years of service
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
He retired after more than 60 years of service: the incredible career of the Royal New Zealand Air Force A-4 pilot who fired warning shots at a Taiwanese squid boat
"Jackie, we are at Mach 2." " You may be at Mach 2 in the front cockpit, but I am only at Mach 1.96 in this cockpit.” Vigilante pilot recalls giving a nearly Mach 2 ride to Jackie Cochran in the A3J
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
“Jackie, we are at Mach 2.” ” You may be at Mach 2 in the front cockpit, but I am only at Mach 1.96 in this cockpit.” Vigilante pilot recalls giving a nearly Mach 2 ride to Jackie Cochran in the A3J
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The F-14 Tomcat’s AWG-9 had been the most powerful radar in operational service on combat aircraft until the F-22 Raptor with the APG-77 entered service in 2005. Here’s why.
Cold War Era / F-14 Tomcat / Military Aviation / Weapons
The F-14 Tomcat’s AWG-9 had been the most powerful radar in operational service on combat aircraft until the F-22 Raptor with the APG-77 entered service in 2005. Here’s why.
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US Navy A-7 pilot recalls when he flew alone, at night into a formation of Soviet Tu-16 bombers to see if they were conducting a missile strike against his carrier
Cold War Era / Military Aviation
US Navy A-7 pilot recalls when he flew alone, at night into a formation of Soviet Tu-16 bombers to see if they were conducting a missile strike against his carrier
The story behind this photo of USS Austin amphibious transport ship being towed by a CH-53 Super Stallion heavy-lift helicopter
Cold War Era / Helicopters / Military Aviation
The story behind this photo of USS Austin amphibious transport ship being towed by a CH-53 Super Stallion heavy-lift helicopter
The prototype B-52s scrapped after First Lady Lady Bird Johnson’s ‘beautification’ of the US Air Force Museum: The story of the XB-52 and YB-52
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
The prototype B-52s scrapped after First Lady Lady Bird Johnson’s ‘beautification’ of the US Air Force Museum: The story of the XB-52 and YB-52
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Here’s how Soviets were able to steal and transport an F-86 Sabre to Moscow during the Korean War
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
Here’s how Soviets were able to steal and transport an F-86 Sabre to Moscow during the Korean War
Sponsored by: Schiffer Military
RAF Jaguar pilot recalls when he was shot down by a RAF Phantom interceptor
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
RAF Jaguar pilot recalls when he was shot down by a RAF Phantom interceptor
US Navy P-3 NFO tells the thrilling story of a night, anti-submarine patrol flown to track a Soviet sub transiting from Murmansk to the Mediterranean Sea
Cold War Era / Military Aviation
P-3 NFO tells the story of when his Orion had to flew a 13 hours anti-submarine patrol and shut down 2 engines because the P-3 due to relieve his aircraft had been delayed
Check out this footage featuring the sound of the XF-84H Thunderscreech, the loudest aircraft ever built that Made Ground Crews Throw Up
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
Check out this footage featuring the sound of the XF-84H Thunderscreech, the loudest aircraft ever built that Made Ground Crews Throw Up
SR-71 RSO recalls when his Blackbird Photographed all of the SA-2 SAM Sites in North Korea in One Mission before doing an Emergency Landing in South Korea
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
The day an SR-71 Blackbird crew used the Morse code to say “F**k” off to North Korean regime (They were preparing to shoot SAMs in neutral airspace)
North Vietnamese MiG-21 pilot recalls when his two wingmen were shot down by USAF F-4Cs acting as RF-4Cs in a new tactic devised by Robin Olds four days after Operation Bolo
Aviation History / Cold War Era / MiG Killers / Military Aviation
Operation Bolo: how Robin Olds F-4s disguised as F-105s shot down 7 North Vietnamese MiG-21s in 12 minutes
The story of an F-14 Tomcat CAP mission off the Vietnamese coast flown in preparation for Saigon, South Vietnam evacuation
Aviation History / Cold War Era / F-14 Tomcat / Military Aviation
The story of an F-14 Tomcat CAP mission off the Vietnamese coast flown in preparation for Saigon, South Vietnam evacuation
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